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    Fever without a source, think UTI first

    Pediatricians should screen febrile infants for urinary tract infection (UTI) and other genitourinary diagnoses before treating fever and nonspecific symptoms with antibiotics.

     

    Conclusion

    Urinary tract infection is sometimes difficult to diagnose in young pediatric patients. However, additional less-invasive testing may aid the pediatrician in identifying patients who are sicker or who need further diagnostics.

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